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​Confessions of a sexist

by Sarah Carter

01/03/2018

So I’ve recently completed an Implicit Association Test (IAT). For anyone who hasn’t done one before, you’re asked to very quickly categorize two concepts with an attribute – e.g. male and female with emotion. The test assumes that apparently easier pairings (female/emotion) have faster...
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​Confessions of a sexist

by Sarah Carter

01/03/2018

So I’ve recently completed an Implicit Association Test (IAT). For anyone who hasn’t done one before, you’re asked to very quickly categorize two concepts with an attribute – e.g. male and...
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Happy Talk

by Sarah Carter

16/01/2018

Employee happiness and well-being is a key focus for many organisations. It’s clear why: if employees are happy, they’re more likely to perform well, to be engaged in their role and to buy into...
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A mindful New Year

with Neil Hope

05/01/2018

Neil Hope is an expert mindfulness practitioner who has been developing his meditation practice for over 25 years. He has been taught by the highest lamas in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Here,...
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Conscious Christmas – celebrating our traditions, recognising our patterns

by Sarah Carter

21/12/2017

It’s that time of the year when many of us, if we’re lucky, look forward to spending some quality time with our loved ones. Expectations are high as we try to create a few days of the year that...
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Why the most effective leaders enjoy lunch

by Sarah Carter

19/09/2017

It seems that stressed, goal-oriented leaders who multi-task are no longer where it’s at. No longer does Gordon Gekko’s motto ‘lunch is for wimps’ sit at the heart of corporate culture –  and as someone who defines how good their day has been by the pleasure derived from their lunch, thank goodness for that! The ability to multi-task has been exposed as an ineffective skill in leaders.
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Why we also need to transform ourselves if we want to transform our organisations

by Sarah Carter

02/06/2017

Building Blocks of character

In the final of a 5-part blog series on mindful leadership and organisational culture, Sarah Carter reminds us that everything starts with us as individuals and introduces Wisdom Fish’s five...
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Why we need to put the same energy into initiating people into our organisation as we do supporters

by Sarah Carter

26/05/2017

In the fourth of a 5-part blog series on mindful leadership and organisational culture, Sarah Carter, Director of Wisdom Fish, explores one of the building blocks of culture – initiations – in...
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5 ways to nurture your organisational culture

by Sarah Carter

19/05/2017

5 ways to nurture your organisational culture

In the third of a 5-part blog series on mindful leadership and organisational culture, Sarah Carter explains how focusing time and energy on the building blocks of culture can transform our...
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Why good leadership doesn’t mean racing ahead of the pack

by Sarah Carter

16/05/2017

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, December 24, 2012 - by MWV Chamber of Commerce is licensed under CC BY 2.0

In the second of a 5-part blog series on mindful leadership and organisational culture, Sarah Carter, Director of Wisdom Fish, questions our understanding of the concept of leadership and how a more...
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Are you a Joker, Saboteur or People Pleaser?

by Sarah Carter

28/04/2017

Are you a Joker, Saboteur or People Pleaser?

In the first of a new 5-part blog series on mindful leadership and organisational culture, Sarah Carter, Director of Wisdom Fish, explores our dominant sub-personalities and how they impact our...
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Why your organisational culture has to reflect your charity values

by Sarah Carter

20/02/2017

Why your organisational culture has to reflect your charity values

You know your charity mission and vision back to front. Your charity might be brilliant at engaging supporters with the cause, but does its organisational culture really reflect the same value set...
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Innovation isn't always about the new

by Sarah Carter

20/01/2017

Innovation isn't always about the new

We’re just a few weeks into 2017 and yet the fundraising industry already seems to be advancing rapidly with new innovations popping up all around us (from contactless payment systems to Oxfam’s...
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Asking the right questions

by Sarah Carter

10/01/2017

Asking the right questions

Ask me no questions... For me, the measure of the person has always been in the questions they ask of themselves and those around them. It is then that true awareness can develop and real change...
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Why leaders need to be great storytellers

by Sarah Carter

18/08/2016

Why leaders need to be great storytellers

A colleague recently asked me who my favourite storyteller was. I’m not sure who they were expecting me to say. J.K. Rowling perhaps? One of the great political or religious leaders of our time......
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3 simple steps towards mindfulness

by Neil Hope

18/05/2016

3 simple steps towards mindfulness

Every time we’re able to respond rather than react, the result will be better. How many times have we looked back and seen how a situation could have turned out so much better for ourselves and...
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